Royal Spyness
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(4.4 based on 706 ratings)
  • 0.5
    Masked Ball at Broxley Manor: A Royal Spyness Novella | Rhys Bowen

    Masked Ball at Broxley Manor: A Royal Spyness Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    At the end of her first unsuccessful season out in society, Lady Georgiana has all but given up on attracting a suitable man - until she receives an invitation to a masked Halloween ball at Broxley Manor. Georgie is uncertain why she was invited, until she learns that the royal family intends to marry her off to a foreign prince, one reputed to be mad.

    Masked Ball at Broxley Manor

    Might try the author again. Definitely NOT the same narrator.

    Reviewed on 13 March 2015 by Moira Murphy ()
  • 1
    Her Royal Spyness | Rhys Bowen

    Her Royal Spyness

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (96)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Body found in Dukes bath!!!

    This series of audiobooks is among the best for easy listening. Lots of humorous episodes with a minor Royal who also has a cockney grandad.

    Reviewed on 09 April 2014 by Mr. F. Hartshorn (Leicester, UK)
  • 2
    A Royal Pain | Rhys Bowen

    A Royal Pain

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince's path, in the hopes that he might finally marry.

    But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise.

    Murder in the bookshop (almost a library)

    I have the printed version but have not opened it since listening to this great audio edition read by Katherine Kellgren.

    Reviewed on 14 April 2014 by Mr. F. Hartshorn (Leicester, UK)
  • 3
    Royal Flush | Rhys Bowen

    Royal Flush

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (55)

    With its posh clientele in the country for the summer, Georgie's housecleaning business has fizzled. So she tries hiring herself out as a dinner and theatre companion. But her first client has quite the wrong idea. To avoid further scandal, Georgie's shipped home to Castle Rannoch, where her summer plans include honoring a promise to Her Majesty to keep Castle Rannoch's divorcedhouseguest from seducing the Prince of Wales.

    A throughly good listen

    This book would be in my top ten, along with the previous two by this author.

    Reviewed on 07 July 2014 by Mrs. Rm Walters (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.)
  • 4
    Royal Blood | Rhys Bowen

    Royal Blood

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (56)
    Story
    (56)

    Penniless and 34th in line to the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch finds herself in a truly draining state of affairs. To escape her hateful brother, Georgie accepts an invitation from the Queen to represent the royals at a wedding in Transylvania. But at the macabre- looking castle, Georgie finds the bride with blood running down her chin, and a wedding guest is poisoned.

    A British Janet Evanovich

    The strength of these books are the humourous characters. Much in the line of Janet Evanovich the actually mystery is second to the funny carryings on..Show More »

    Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by Christine ()
  • 5
    Naughty in Nice | Rhys Bowen

    Naughty in Nice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (64)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch has once again been called into service by Her Majesty the Queen. This time she's sent to Nice on a secret assignment that's nothing to sneeze at: recover the Queen's stolen snuff box. As much of an honor as it is to be trusted by Her Majesty, an even greater honor awaits Georgie in Nice - as Coco Chanel herself asks Georgie to model her latest fashion. But when a necklace belonging to the Queen is stolen on the catwalk, Georgie has to find two priceless items-and solve a murder. How's a girl to find any time to go to the casino?

    Naughty but nice

    I enjoy all of these Rhys Bowen, easy listening and relaxing so if you want to just relax and smile to your self these are for you.
    I can through..Show More »

    Reviewed on 29 September 2016 by AKEMAP ()
  • 6
    The Twelve Clues of Christmas | Rhys Bowen

    The Twelve Clues of Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (100)

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me-well, actually, my true love, Darcy O'Mara, is spending a feliz navidad tramping around South America. Meanwhile, Mummy is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with that droll Noel Coward! And I'm snowed in at Castle Rannoch with my bumbling brother, Binky, and sourpuss sister-in-law, Fig.

    Murder with style

    Classy<br/>Funny<br/>Whodunit

    Reviewed on 02 December 2013 by Emma (Denny, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Heirs and Graces | Rhys Bowen

    Heirs and Graces

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (60)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (53)

    As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's back....

    I found it quite tedious

    It was ok but just dragged. It wasn't the worst in the world but not something I would want to listen to again.

    Reviewed on 27 April 2017 by Katherine ()
  • 8
    Queen of Hearts | Rhys Bowen

    Queen of Hearts

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (40)

    Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line for the British throne, knows how to play the part of an almost royal - but now she's off to Hollywood, where she must reprise her role as sleuth or risk starring in an all-too-convincing death scene...

    Not my favourite

    I will probably try other Rhys Bowen books, but I really am not impressed with Katherine Kellgren anymore.

    Reviewed on 25 August 2014 by Mrs. Rm Walters (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.)
  • 9
    Malice at the Palace | Rhys Bowen

    Malice at the Palace

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    While my beau, Darcy, is off on a mysterious mission, I am once again caught between my high birth and empty purse. I am therefore relieved to receive a new assignment from the queen - especially one that includes lodging. The king's youngest son, George, is to wed Princess Marina of Greece, and I shall be her companion at the supposedly haunted Kensington Palace. My duties are simple: help Marina acclimate to English life, show her the best of London, and, above all, dispel any rumors about George's libertine history.

    Interesting book, really enjoyed the characters

    The narrator as usual was brilliant, able to use her voice to make different characters sound unique.

    Reviewed on 02 December 2015 by Miss V E Priestley ()
  • 10
    Crowned and Dangerous | Rhys Bowen

    Crowned and Dangerous

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (50)

    Nothing is simple when you're 35th in line for the British crown, least of all marriage. But with love on their side and plans to elope, Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her beau, Darcy O'Mara, hope to bypass a few royal rules...

    Very enjoyable

    Lovely addition to the series, as always interesting and very entertaining.

    Reviewed on 10 July 2017 by Miss V E Priestley ()
  • 11
    On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service: A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11 | Rhys Bowen

    On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service: A Royal Spyness Mystery, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    When Darcy runs off on another secret assignment, I am left to figure out how to travel to Italy sans maid and chaperone to help my dear friend Belinda, as she awaits the birth of her baby alone. An opportunity presents itself in a most unexpected way - my cousin the queen is in need of a spy to attend a house party in the Italian lake country. The Prince of Wales and the dreadful Mrs. Simpson have been invited, and Her Majesty is anxious to thwart a possible secret wedding.

    Fun and light hearted

    The story is a continuation of the series and a bit formulaic. The Prince Of Wales history is an attention getter. However, the reading is irritatin..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 August 2017 by BarbaraM ()